Screening: Afghan Star

25 February 2015


In support of the Refugee Support Network, Sand's Films are showing the critically acclaimed film Afghan Star.

Described as "gripping" and "fascinating" the film tells the story of Afghanistan's pop idol. After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop Idol has come to Afghanistan. Millions are watching the TV series ‘Afghan Star’ and voting for their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many this is their first encounter with democracy. This timely film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation's favorite singer. But will they attain the freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation? ... In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. 

Winner of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival for World Cinema. 

The Refugee Support Network actively supports young people affected by displacement and crisis, enabling them to access, remain and progress in education at multiple stages in the migration journey. 

Venue: Sands Film Studio, 82 St Marychurch Street, London SE16 4HZ

Time: 19.00-21.00

Cost: Recommended donation of £5

Tickets must be booked in advance via the dedicated Eventbrite webpage